Friday, January 23, 2009


Voluntary Bosch and Siemens Dishwasher Recall

This is direct from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and the good people at B/S/H Home Appliances. If you own one of these models you should stop using it immediately and read the following alerts.



U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

January 15, 2009
Release #09-100

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 856-9226
Firm’s Media Hotline: (310) 309-6611
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Bosch® and Siemens® Model Dishwashers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Corporation Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Bosch® and Siemens® Model Dishwashers

Units: About 476,500

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: An electrical component in certain model dishwashers can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BSH Home Appliances has received 51 reports of incidents, including 30 reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves certain Bosch® and Siemens® dishwashers manufactured from May 1999 through July 2005. The brand name is printed on the dishwasher’s front control panel. Model and serials numbers are located inside the dishwasher door panel on the upper right side.

BrandModel Numbers Must Begin WithSerial Numbers Must Begin With
BoschSHE43C, SHE44C
FD8503 – FD8507
FD8501 – FD8505
FD7905 – FD8505
FD8407 – FD8505
FD8004 – FD8211
FD8205 – FD8507
SiemensSL34AFD8308 – FD8505

Sold at: Appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from May 1999 through December 2006 for between $550 and $1,100.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the listed model dishwashers and contact the repair hotline for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the BSH Home Appliances at (800) 856-9226 anytime or visit the brand’s Web site at or

Picture of Recalled Bosch Dishwasher
Picture of Recalled Siemens Dishwasher

Picture of Model and Serial Number Locations


Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Things you shouldn't put in your dishwasher

Your dishwasher sprays hot, hot water mixed with a detergent caustic enough that you wouldn't want to get it on your hands for very long. For many types of dishes, this is just enough to get all the food off without doing (hopefully) any damage.

However, you really should never put any of the following types of materials into your dishwasher:

Use caution if washing really nice china... because it's really nice. Dishwashing in the machine might lead to fading of patterns, etc. Don't leave food sitting too long on stainless steel and silver, rinse it if not running the machine right away.

I'm sure there's more items that shouldn't be put in to a dishwasher, but these are definite no-nos.

Other things to keep out of dishwashers include horses, garden tools, cruise ships, and automobile fenders. I'm sure you've got more actual real suggestions for the list yourself.

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Monday, November 17, 2008


JVC Owner's Manuals Online

If you need a replacement, electronic version of your manual, JVC has them online on the JVC website.

Below are some quicklinks to those looking for specific products:

JVC Plasma Flat Panel - link
JVC LCD Flat Panel - link
JVC LCD Monitor - link

JVC Refrigerator - link
JVC Laundry - link
JVC Air Conditioner - link
JVC Dishwasher - link
JVC Cooking - link

There's a few more on the website if you don't see your product here.

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